Crime Watch 8

UIndy student, football player killed in shooting on northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A University of Indianapolis was student killed in an overnight shooting on the city’s northeast side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Around 1 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 5800 block of Radnor Road. That’s a residential area west of Arlington Middle School.

Officers found Koebe Clopton, 20, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, where he died.

IMPD said the investigation is ongoing. No suspect information has been released.

Clopton was a junior at UIndy and a member of the football team, the school told News 8.

Clopton’s former classmate and friend, Hershell Taylor Jr., told News 8 what happened to Clopton is hard to accept.

“I can speak personally on a lot of people that I know, who knew Koebe as well that we’re all in shock. We still can’t believe the news. I mean I wake up this morning and this is what I hear. I mean my heart dropped,” Taylor Jr. said.

The university is offering counseling and additional services to students and others in the UIndy community impacted by Clopton’s death.

Statement

“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Koebe Clopton. Koebe was a junior at the University of Indianapolis and a member of the UIndy football team. Our primary concern is for Koebe’s family, friends, and others who are grieving his loss. We stand ready to help them with any counseling or additional resources they may need and have mobilized our counseling services to be available for anyone in our community who may need them. Our Office for Student Affairs will coordinate counseling resources to members of our campus community who feel impacted by this event. We are a close-knit community and we are devastated by the loss of Koebe, who was a member of our UIndy family. This loss reminds us how precious life is and the importance of supporting each other through times of unexpected tragedy.”

Robert L. Manuel, president, University of Indianapolis

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